Online DBT Skills Training – DBT Therapy

WHITBY ON

Sometimes impulsive reckless or seemingly destructive behavior calls for help. DBT therapy can help you find the peace we all crave.

DISTRESS TOLERANCE STARTS  Sept. 1st, 2021. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can transform your life

You might want to look into DBT therapy as a mental health option if your emotions regularly interfere with your relationships, work, school, or goals. Also mindfully observe, if your emotions feel out of control, overwhelming, or debilitating, in such instances DBT may also be helpful. If you feel you identify with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), PTSD, depression, anxiety, or a substance abuse disorder, our DBT skills group can help you better manage intense emotions. The Insight Clinic provides best Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Programs online for you.

Checklist if DBT is right for you

Go through the checklist to determine if DBT is the correct therapy choice for you.
If one or more of the following apply to you, DBT may be what you need to change your life.
✔ I have trouble managing my emotions, and often find myself in conflict or overwhelmed
✔ I consider myself emotionally sensitive and find it difficult to cope with intense emotions
✔ I tend to experience emotions more intensely than others, and find it difficult to withdrawn or detach from an intensely emotional situation
✔ I find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships or tend to cut people off due to trust issues
✔ I have tried therapy in the past, but it was ineffectual for me

Dialectical Behavior Therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for the symptoms of depression, including finding it difficult to concentrate, think, or remember. It also helps counter constant sadness or irritability or a loss of interest in life or activates once enjoyed. Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps emotionally sensitive people build emotional coping mechanisms to better manage intensely heightened emotional responses. DBT can help you find balance when experiencing black or white (all-or-nothing) thinking or when facing drastic change.

Friends and family of people with emotional or mental health difficulties will find these skills helpful.

Build DBT skills anywhere, at your own pace.

Friends and family of people with emotional or mental health difficulties will also find these skills helpful.

DBT skills can be built and practiced anywhere, at your own pace, wherever required.
Our online DBT skills training courses focus on helping you build four core skills that help you cope with emotional distress. Learning these skills and practicing them can effectively bring positive changes parts in life as a whole.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to be completely aware of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed. Practicing mindfulness helps you learn to notice and accept your thoughts and feelings, gently and without judgement.
Mindfulness skills are an essential foundation of DBT. The ability to shift your attention toward or away from stimuli helps you to recognize and adjust your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
You will learn “what skills” of observing, describing and participating and “how skills” teaching you how to perform the “what skills”, nonjudgmentally, one-mindfully and effectively.

Distress Tolerance

Distress tolerance refers to a person’s ability to manage emotional distress, whether it is real or perceived, and get through the situation without making it worse. Emotionally sensitive people often resort to impulsive behaviors when the emotional pain becomes overly intense. Such behavior patterns might provide some short-term relief, but often create many new problems.

Building distress tolerance skills helps you to cope with emotional stressful situations without losing control or resorting to problematic or destructive coping techniques such as avoidance, closing yourself off, self-harm, anger, or substance abuse.

Managing high distress levels builds on mindfulness, and also teaches acceptance, relaxation, distraction, and problem-solving strategies.

Distress tolerance skills teach you to soothe yourself, so that you hold off reacting until you’re calm enough. This helps you find constructive ways to respond by evaluating different coping strategies in difficult situations.

Emotion Regulation

Emotional regulation, or self-regulation, is how we deal with intense emotions such as anger, excitement, frustration, anxiety or low mood. Learning emotion regulation skills can help you channel your emotional intensity so it doesn’t become overpowering. You can learn to care deeply while retaining a sense of control and balance. Emotion regulation can help you protect your relationships and your success while still allowing you to be you.

You can also learn to manage difficult negative emotions and increase positive emotions by recognizing the emotion and their corresponding responses in you, thus helping you gain problem solving life-skills.

Practicing emotional regulation helps people cope better with life’s stresses, thus making them better able tom handle any unexpected changes or emotional upheavals. Since such individuals have learned and developed better-coping strategies their ability to respond to distress remains balanced. By maintaining your emotions, you protect yourself from many anxiety disorders and depressive symptoms.

If you seek for an effective mental counseling then don’t worry as The Insight Clinic offers the best Psychotherapy and Counseling Programs in Ontario.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

If you have trouble setting boundaries with others or feel like you need to adapt so that others will accept you, you may need to develop you interpersonal effectiveness. If you are not always sure of your own identity, or get triggered by disagreements or criticism, you may want to consider developing interpersonal effectiveness. Interpersonal effectiveness skills can help you better understand your own feelings and help you develop more fulfilling connections, especially since experiencing intense emotions and rapid mood changes can make it difficult to build and maintain healthy relationships.
Interpersonal effectiveness skills training can include listening skills and social skills. Assertiveness training can help you learn how to effect change without slipping into destructive behaviors. The insight Clinic offers best Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Programs online for you to learn and absorb the change easily.
With interpersonal effectiveness skills, can teach you to develop relationships that matter and to build healthy long-term interactions with friends, romantic partners, family members, and work colleagues. You will learn how to find inner strength in being able to recognize and leave toxic relationships. These skills help you establish clear, strong rapport with people, and to begin to create mutually trustworthy and respectful associations.

Developing the four core skills can help you live a more at peace, happier, balanced life. You can have your DBT skills training classes entirely online, and find that as you build core DBT skills, you will learn how to cut impulsive behavior and downward spirals. You can build coping skills for fears of abandonment and rejection, helping you respond better to feelings of jealousy, insecurity and other intense emotions.

Meet the Facilitators

Georgia Fullerton

BA, ExAT – Counselor, Expressive Arts Therapist

Fatima Tahir

BA, ExAT – Counselor, Expressive Arts Therapist

Next Start Date

DISTRESS TOLERANCE ON Sept 1st, 2021

Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 

Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

– Buddah

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